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I need help on what are the less expensive case that can fit a 420 (140x3) radiator, full tower and has atleast three 5.25 bay.

thanks
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Originally Posted by Yey09 View Post

I need help on what are the less expensive case that can fit a 420 (140x3) radiator, full tower and has atleast three 5.25 bay.

thanks

Check Phanteks Enthoo Pro,

up to 420 top radiator and three 5.25 bay.
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Tt F51
 
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Tt F51
theres only 2x5.25 external bay
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Tt F51
theres only 2x5.25 external bay

I beg to differ.



Your OP never said external bays.
 
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Check Phanteks Enthoo Pro,

up to 420 top radiator and three 5.25 bay.

This is a a great case. I own and love it. The only issue I have is that it needs more space on top so you can put a 240/420 radiator that will fit much easier then the space it has currently. But that's about it. Otherwise it's a well built case. thumb.gif
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post #7 of 13
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This is a a great case. I own and love it. The only issue I have is that it needs more space on top so you can put a 240/420 radiator that will fit much easier then the space it has currently. But that's about it. Otherwise it's a well built case. thumb.gif

Are you usng a 420 rad? I have a 2bay reservoir and an optical drive. if a 420 is installed, does it still have space for an optical drive or even just for the reservoir? I'll just put the OD at the bottom.
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Are you usng a 420 rad? I have a 2bay reservoir and an optical drive. if a 420 is installed, does it still have space for an optical drive or even just for the reservoir? I'll just put the OD at the bottom.

I'm running 240 EKWB predator. Seems to be ok. For an optical drive I would check the measurements just to safe. The 420 are pretty beefy. My optical fits well in this case. No issues.
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post #9 of 13
Thermaltake core x5 or x9
post #10 of 13
With the Phanteks Enthoo Pro or Luxe, you're only going to have about 40mm +/- for the radiator with the top 5 1/4" bay populated. That's going to limit your radiator options to thinner radiators, which may or may not be an issue, depending on your exact plans. The Luxe has space to mount fans above the mounting plate, so you could fit a fan on top of the radiator in that position, but the Pro won't have space for a fan on that end of the radiator with a drive in the top 5 1/4" bay. A shorter fan controller in the top bay might provide clearance for a fan in the Pro, but you'd be taking a gamble. If you really want a case from Phanteks with a 420 rad & 3 optical drive bays, the Enthoo Luxe is the minimum I would consider, & I would strongly suggest considering the Enthoo Primo, which should have better clearance in the top and provides 5 optical drive bays, so you can use the lower bays if your radiator is thicker.
I'll leave recommendations for other brands to those that have experience with them.
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